Family Files $5 Million Lawsuit Against Zombicon Organizers and Security Company for Shooting Death at Event.

Negligent security claims may arise from any attack that occurs on a property that was insufficiently or improperly secured, thereby rendering it a dangerous premise vulnerable to criminal activity.  Negligent security poses a risk to all residents.  Hundreds of people are assaulted, injured or killed in parking lots, schools, work places, hotels, college campuses, events, nursing homes and businesses every year.  Injuries vary widely, and are often both emotional and physically traumatizing.  In such a scenario, gaining the advice of a Boston, MA negligent security lawyer is a step in the right direction.

On October 17, 2015, Expavious Tyrell Taylor attended the Zombicon event in downtown Fort Meyers, Florida.  The event, which draws over 20,000 people, is a large block party with a post-apocalyptic theme.  Most attendees wear costumes and the event admitted people who brought fake weapons with them.  An unidentified attendee, however, shot at the crowd and struck Taylor, who died at the scene.  Five other people also were injured.

According to, Taylor’s grandmother has filed a $5 million wrongful death lawsuit against the Zombicon’s nonprofit organizer, Pushing Daizies, and Southwest Florida Security and Investigations.  The lawsuit alleges that the organizers and the security company “failed to take necessary precautions to ensure the outdoor costume festival would be reasonably safe.”  Furthermore the lawsuit alleges that the defendants failed to check attendees for real weapons, failed to hire properly trained security guards and failed to provide crowd control.  The City of Fort Myers and the Fort Myers Police Department may also be named as defendants in this suit.  Attorney Scot Goldberg is representing the plaintiff in this lawsuit.

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